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Incline meaning

incline - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. To deviate from a line, direction, or course, toward an object; to lean; to tend; as, converging lines incline toward each other; a road inclines to the north or south.
  2. 2. Fig.: To lean or tend, in an intellectual or moral sense; to favor an opinion, a course of conduct, or a person; to have a propensity or inclination; to be disposed.
  3. 3. To bow; to incline the head.
  4. 4. To cause to deviate from a line, position, or direction; to give a leaning, bend, or slope to; as, incline the column or post to the east; incline your head to the right.
  5. 5. To impart a tendency or propensity to, as to the will or affections; to turn; to dispose; to influence.
  6. 6. To bend; to cause to stoop or bow; as, to incline the head or the body in acts of reverence or civility.
  7. 7. An inclined plane; an ascent o descent; a grade or gradient; a slope.
  8. 8. To bend; lean; be disposed.
  9. 9. To cause to bend or lean; dispose.

incline - examples of usage

  1. Four spotted deer came trotting up the shoulder of a near incline, almost directly toward them. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  2. The truth is that there is a treacherous incline of some 600 ft. - "Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England", W. P. Haskett Smith.
  3. So they walked towards the house together; the gracious dowager finding, as was natural, the slight incline up to the Towers rather against anything like pace. - "A Poached Peerage", William Magnay.
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